Posts by Henry Whitfield

In loving memory of Bill McLean

On the weekend of Nov. 7-8 Tigers athletics, the entire Atlantic University Sport, and amateur sport in general was dealt a devastating blow with the loss of Bill McLean. Bill played a crucial role in launching and growing AUSTV in partnership with Bell-Alliant. AUSTV brings webcast coverage to fans of Atlantic University Sport across the…

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Tigers edge Red Bombers for home opener win

In a game full of mistakes for both teams, the Dalhousie Football Club managed to hold off a late UNB Red Bombers drive to seal a 31-25 win in their season opener. Strong defense and a bit of luck helped the Tigers stave off a comeback to get their season off to a winning start…

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Threepeat chance cut short for women’s soccer

  The Dalhousie Tigers women’s soccer team failed to make it three in a row at the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) championships in Moncton. In a tough semifinal matchup with Acadia on Nov. 2, the Tigers failed to make their chances count and were eliminated after a goal by Meghan Earle in the first half…

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Women’s hockey: still suspended

Dalhousie's women's hockey team met with the university president on Jan. 14. (Richard Lafortune photo)

Update – Jan. 16 at 10 a.m.: The team’s appeal has failed. Dal president Tom Traves confirmed to the media that he stands by his decision to suspend all non-rookies. — Dalhousie president Tom Traves met with the varsity women’s hockey team Jan. 14 as team members continued to seek a reprieve from their season-ending…

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Dal women’s hockey pleads for reinstatement

The Dalhousie women’s hockey team broke its silence Thursday afternoon with the release of a written statement. The statement details their side of the hazing saga that suspended all non-rookie players for the remainder of this season. The statement comes on the heels of a Thursday noon deadline set by the team, before which they…

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Dalhousie, women’s hockey team disagree on hazing facts

Nobody has been celebrating Dalhousie's hazing fallout. (Richard Lafortune photo)

The Dalhousie women’s hockey hazing scandal that saw 19 of 24 players suspended Jan. 3 continues to develop. In an exclusive last weekend, The Dalhousie Gazette spoke with an unnamed player who claimed the team was ‘bullied’ during the six-week investigation process and are now being let out to dry by the university. Dal spokesperson Charles…

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Dal hockey player speaks out on hazing penalty

The Tigers want to keep their focus on the ice amid hazing allegations. (Chris Parent photo)

The house party started as a way to bring the team together, a way for rookies to bond with veterans and have fun in the process. But after the parent of a player made a complaint and a six-week investigation ensued, the Dalhousie women’s hockey team learned Thursday they have been forced to forfeit the…

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Tigers’ fifth best in the country

The Queen's Gaels had the upper hand in the quarter-final. (Photo from Armando Tura via Neatpicture.com)

Jack Hutchison and his soccer team flew out to Victoria, B.C. for nationals this month, fresh on the heels of a confident win in the AUS championship, winning back-to-back titles for the first time since 2001. However, confidence wasn’t enough as the Dalhousie Tigers failed to take their chances against a strong Queen’s Gaels team,…

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Tigers strike back-to-back gold

The pennant is Dal's for a second straight year. (Vaughan Merchant photo)

The Dalhousie Tigers spoiled the party in Sydney, beating the host and undefeated Cape Breton Capers Nov. 4 to clinch back-to-back AUS titles. A wild finish to the game saw the Tigers run out as 3-1 winners in front of a stunned Orange Army that watched their team suffer their first loss of the season.…

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